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b3nr0u5h


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I am new to the sport and am looking to buy a harness. I indoor climb every other day i am 6'0, 135 lbs, 14 years old. I am looking fo r a harness to use indoor and then transition into outdoor. A friend recomended the Black Diamond Momentum AL and was wondering you guys' opinion. Thnx alot.


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I got that harness, and its worked fine for me. I use it for the gym, sport climbing and trad climbing.


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Thnx


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The Black Diamond Momentum Harness is cheap. Go for it.

Buying a harness is like getting seat belts for your car. As long as they keep you from hitting the windshield, and don't empty your pocketbook unneccessarily, they are OK.


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Arc'teryx.

It will last longer and be cushier. Anything else is a compromise.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ump.cgi?Detailed=874

Click Here for more info!

Do not try to "save" money when you spend it. Saving means not spending. Do not look for bargains and low-cost alternatives when it comes to climbing, comfort, or any other important areas in life.

Save the money first. Then spend it wisely, on the best product on the market.


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Thnx guys


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adjustable leg loops ... make sure it has adjustable leg loops


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I personally like the Petzl Corax. A lot of nice features for only $70. A huge debate on how comfortable it is, but I find it very comfortable.


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Try using a swami until you calm down a little bit, homeboy.


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Harness? Just use the rope...OR DIE!!!!!111```


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i like there alpine bod harness for topropeing...and its cheap.


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don't kill me.


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momentum -- not a fan if its the harness i am thinking of-- alpine bod cheap and comfy, i have used mine for all kinds off things gym toproping rope courses to sport and trad climbing.... either way get something that YOU feel comfortable in ie. dont get a one size fits all harness


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petzl petzl petzl ptezl....and mammut is ok too


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adjustable leg loops ... make sure it has adjustable leg loops

DEFINATELY!!! This is the very first thing I check for when looking at harnesses. If it's not adjustable, I won't buy it.


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I choose death.


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Wait... I guess not, since I replied.


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I'd think if i didn't reply, you won't die.... Really, you can't die falling on gym mats. =)

relax dude.. and get the momentum.


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you're 6 feet and 14 years old? you sound freakish to me.


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once word.





-Scrawny-


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Mar 6, 2004, 11:19 PM
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... Just don't want to die.... My advice. Buy a good pair of shoes and you won't need a good harness. If you have a good pair of shoes then boulder until you don't need a good harness.


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You sound like my cousin--he is 16, about your weight and height and just getting into the sport. Talk about crankster!

With his strength/weight/height ratio his body type seems better suited than a short stoutie body like mine. :lol:

Good luck w/ your new harness, I'll second xcel360. Love my Corax.

-Gate


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Mar 7, 2004, 4:41 PM
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I think you should go light and fast. Buy a 20' spool of 5.5 spectra, and tie a traditional swiss seat. It will hold you and a small car. Be sure to cross the lines you run between you legs for extra security. Take a whipper in it then ask again. More nicely.


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